I have to admit I felt I was having a monster week a day into the SBS, and wound up with 564 points (there is no cut for SBS) and was still 135 off the lead and 2400 off finishing in the money. The only thing I took away from the weekend is that when Diane and I are in Maui in a month, I get to play the Plantation, so that is a positive.
The tour stays in our lovliest state with the Sony Open in Hawaii at the Wailea Country Club on Maui, and with Wailea seeming to cater a bit more to placement than distance, I tried to shy away from the big hitters I really like. Hopefully, I can repeat last week's 564 points, which should be good for a return.
Don't forget you can duke it out against me and cut your chops playing $3 DraftKings Weekly Hybrid PGA.
Hideki Matsuyama ($11,000): When you're hot you're hot, and Matsuyama is as hot as a pistol with six straight Top 2 finishes.
Brandt Snedeker ($9700): A strong #14 finish last week on Maui, and a course that suits his skill set.
Chris Kirk ($7700): Local knowledge is good, and Kirk finished fourth at last year's Sony, and second the year before. Sold.
Stewart Cink ($7600): Eight Top 10 finishes at Sony over the last decade. Kind of like picking Kirk.
Soren Kjeldsen ($7600): Plays a good short game, can putt and is priced very nicely.
Rod Pampling ($6300): Tied for 17th across the channel last week, so ideally the climate agrees with his game.
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Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and remember you can also hit me up @lawrmichaels